Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, August 14, 1849, Image 2

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Connty Meeting.
Tan friends of the National ar.d State Ad
ministrations Of Huntingdon county, ire request
ed to assemble in COUNTY MEETING, 'in
the COURT HOUSE, in Ituntingdon, on
WisuNssons ReENlss, August 15, for the pur
pose of adopting such Measures se the good of
the country may secth to require. Let there be
a general rally.
By drdef of the County Committee,
C./' Attention is invited to the advertisement
of the Charnbersburg Female Seminaty.
The Wellsboroste4 Adt.ertihyi" is the
title of a new Whig paper just started in Wells
borough, Tioga county, by Wm. D. Bailey,
Esq., of Harrisburg. The first No. gives °ill
tielice that the paper will be ably conducted.-=
Friend• Bailey has our best wishes for success.
0.7- On motion of Wm. P. Orbison,
R. BILVCE Partial:lS seas, on yesterday, admit•
ted to practice i❑ the several Courts of Hun
tingdon county.
Petrikin was a student in the office of
Gen. Wilson, and we have frequently heard him
commended for his application and industry.
lies examination, we are told, was highly cred
itable, and such as gave'eure token of n rapid
rise and rare success. It gives us great pleas
ure to believe that he is likely to be an honer
and an ornament to profession.
FOREIGN llMrs.—Attention is invited to the
late foreign news, published id another column.
From it we are encouraged to hope that the
patriots of Hungary, notwithstanding the fear
ful odds with which they have to contend, may
be able to beat back the savage hordes of Rus
sia who seek to destroy them. Rome has again
fallen into the hands of despotism, but Hungary
is still struggling manfully for freedom. bed
grant that she may struggle on, until victory
shall perch upon her banners.
County Meeting.
We hops no friend of the State and National
Administrations will neglect to attend the Coun
ty Meeting, on Wednesday evening (to-morrow)
at the Court House. Let there be a general
rally of the Whigs of both town and country.--
Addresses may be expected;
132= The Whig State ConVention tb nominate
a candidate fin' Canal Commissioner, meets In
Harrisburg on Thursday of this week. Hamer
M. FuLLER, of Lucerne county, will doubtless
be the nominee. He is honest, capable, and
exceedingly popular. Anything like a fair ef
fort on the part of the Whigs, will insure his
(loon.--The little dissatisfaction which e*isted
sometime since among our friends in Philadel
phia, we are happy to learn has entirely disap
peared, and all are • again united in suppbrting
the good cause.
Walker Minstrels.
This popular band of performers, from Hol
lidaysburg, Pa., gave an entertainment in the
upper room of the Court House last evening, and
will appear again this evening. The perform
ance consists of a great variety of the most pop
ular Negro Songs, Conundrums, Statuary,
Dances, &c.
The performance highly entertaining, and
we would advise all who de iire to "laugh and
grow fat," to go and see and hear the 4, WALKER
MINSTRE LS" this evening.
The National Fast.
The North american says :—The papers from
all parts of the Union come to us with the evi
dence that the 3d butt. was universally observ
ed in the spirit set forth in the proclamation of
the President. Everywhere the general cessa
tion of business, the scundof Chdrch-going
and the crowded places df ‘tdtship; showed that
it teas a day or earnest religib'us ditty . . The
mind can hardly conceive of a more stfblime
moral sPectacle than that of millions of peciplei
forgetting political and sectarian differences,
and setting aside accustomed ditties, to plead in
humbleness for the removal of deep affliction
from the land. It speaks in the most powerful
manner the Christian character of our people,
that a few words of recommendation from the
Chief Magistrate were sufficient to make the
nation pause and bow in humility before God ;
to break down sectional feeling for cue day at
least; and impress on all the sense of art over
ruling Providence.
It must be the prayer of every Christian and
patriot, that the feelings Which led to these na
tional observances may ever be cherished ; for
while they last, there will always be a power
ful bond to unite our people together—an influ
ence to induce the practice of kindness and Cur
bearisme, a strong agent to still the angry pas
sions that might lead to war and c Duque st.—
Peace is inseparably linked with religion ; and
as the mission of our country is eminently that
of peAtie, the feelings of the Christian should
ever sway the duties of the Republican.
0:7- The Whigs of Union county have antra.
Pited Col. E. Slifer for the Legislature.
ho will Back Out!"
Under the above caption the Globe of lest
week directs a little semi-official bluster at us,
relative to the disbursements of Supervisor An
derson. The Supervisor and the editor of the
Globe appear very anxious to have us examine
the accounts of that officer. And the pretext
is, that We published Mr. Ball's stetetnent,
showing that Mr. Anderson had drawn $23,000
to pay oid debts. Thht statement wits pitblislr
ed in Mr. Ball's defence against 'be charge of
the Globe that he was withholding the money
appropriated to pay the old debts contracted but
paid Li the Locofoco Cloud Commissioners
and their agents. Bitt the Gldbe says that WO
indirectly charged Mr. Ander4On with "Using
the money for other purposes." We made no
such charge either directly or indirectly, and
nothing but the most Dely sensitiveness could
put such a construction upon our language. Our
erytte neighbOr of the Globe was weekly shed
ding crocodile tears because the laborers"
I were not paid, and in reply we suggested that
$23,000 would defray a large amount of the
debts due laborers if applied to that purpose.
And we say so still. And we say further that
Mr. Anderson hes not paid the one half of $28,-
000 to laborers, although he may have disbursed
the whole of that amount, in the payment of old
debts. And to show that he had paid the mo
ney to laborers, for whom so much sympathy
was professed, we called upon the Globe to pub
lish a list of those paid and those remaining un
paid. We refuted the charge of the Globe that
Mr. Ball was withholding the money due the
laborers, by showing that he had furnished the
Supervisor of this division more than was need
ed for that purpose. But the Globe refused to
publish a statement showing to whom the money
was paid, and the names of the laborers remain
ing unpaid. And in the last number of that
paper the editor thus challenges us to make the
is We would as soon think of Publishing a book
as td publish a list of the names of laborers paid
by Supervisor Anderson. But rather than our
neighbor shall be disappointed in seeing the
battles and amounts in print, we will ftirnish
him with a full list of paid and unpaid, if lie will
agree to publish them in the Journal to satisfy
public curiosity. What suy you, neighbor /-+.-
It won't take more than a few weeks to get
through with them from the appearance of the
We accept yoiti nrhposlticin; Mr. Globe, slice
you insist upon it. We agree to publish the
names of the "paid and Unpaid," on the condi
tion that Mr. Anderson will accompany the list
with a certificate that the whole amodnt set op
posite each man's name has been paid by !din
to the person named, and the date of such pay
ment, and also a statement showing when and
under whom the debts were contracted.
We think these lists will be interesting, and
quite as acceptable to our readers as anything,
we could give them. The public generally feel
a deep interest to khow where their money is
going. The public works have been long a great
burthen to the taxpayers, and all cannot but
feel a lively interest in any statement going to
explain where the money goes.
So you see, neighbor, we are not disposed to
back out of even publishing your side of the
controversy. Bring on the lists with the cer
tificate and explanations required, and we will
furnish the 'public with them, and offer such
comments weekly as circumstances seem to re
quire, until we get through with the ~ book."
Aingtist Elections;
In Nor•ru C.IItOLINA the Congressional delega
tion will stand as before, five Whigs and three
Locofocos, unless Stanley has been defeated—
three counties remain to be heard from.
In TENNESSEE the locofocos have elected their
Governor, and claiin a gain of two members of
In KEnTtrcsv, politics are so much mixed up
with Emancipation and Slavery, that it is difli
edit to come at the facts. The slave question
has entered largely into' the contest. The pro
slavery candidates for the Convention are gen
erally elected. For Congress it is thought the
Whigs have elected six members and the Loco
focos four.
In Inuax.i., the returns received indicate that
the Locofocos have elected their Governor as
usual, and carried the Legislature by a small
majority. In regard to the Congressional del
egation, we are not as yet able to to determine.
E. McGaughey, Whig, has been elected in the
7th District by about 2,000 majority ; I. W.
Julian, Free Seller, has been elected in the
fourth. The first, ninth, fifth, and third districts
are reported to hove elected Locofoco members
by small majorities.
The returns from all the States are yet very
incomplete. We shall be able to give a mire
correct and reliable statement of results in our
Murder in Lewistown:
A fight oituared in Lewistown onTuesday of
last week, which resulted in the death of a man
named Jong Witionr. It is thus described in
the Gazette
“On Tuesday afternoon some altercation took
place between William Eisenbise and John
Wright, which at the time resulted in nothing
serious. Eisenbise (who was considerably in
toxicated) however followed up Wright, al-
thotigh the latter is said to have repeatedly told
the former that he was no match for him in
lighting, until they reached the alley near Free
burn's smith-shop. Eisenbise there caught
Wright by the arm and struck at him, but did
not hit him--the blow having made, as we are
informed, an indentation in a board fence, which
many suppose colifu riot, have been made by the
kruickles of Eisenbise alorie, althotigh one of the
strongest men in the county. Eisenbise then
threw Wright over his head, jumped on him,
and struck him three or four blows on the head,
wfien he was taken off. It was at once . per
ceived that Wright was dangerdusly injured,
and he wart immediately conveyed to Major
Eisenbise'e hotel, and medical assistance called
in. His wounds were dressed, and although for
a short time ho exhibited favorable symptoms,
he expired on Wednesday morning.
Eisenbise after hearing of the death of Wright
made his escape, and a reward of $5O is offered
for his apprehension.
6.IIIRIIIALN, the brave leader of the Roman
people, in their efforts to establish a Republic,
kept a public house in Cincinnati in 1838 and
Gen. Taylor's Pledges.
Our cryi a ' neighbor of the Globecontitues to
whine because Gen. Taylor will not allow the
Locofocos to occupy all the ofnces of the coun
try. And ikudditfon to his whining, he char
ges General Tajrloi with violating his pledges
in making redeye's. We deny the charge. Gen.
Taylor never gave a pledge that he would make
no removals ;on the contrary, the Louislinn
delegation in the National Convention declared
themnlves authbrized to pledge Gen. Taylor in
favor of a "CHANGE of MEN and MEAS
URES;" and with this pledge before them, the
Convention nominated Gen. Taylor, and the
people triumphantly sustained the nomination at
the polls. indeed, the Locofocos themselves
referred, during the campaign, to this pledge as
a reason why no member of their party should
vote for the old Hero. The folloWing is taken
from the address Of a Locdfoco CiiiiVention at
Lynchburg, Virginia, published previous to the
A CHANGE OF MEN, or, to translate
into somewhat plainer language this significant
phrase, the plaring, the public °Sires at the dis
puta! of the Whig party; is probably a control
ling motive with many of those who rule that
„ arty. • • • • ♦ • •
General Taylor . FLEDGES himself to bring
ing about A CHANGE OF MEN and of nteas
ures."—[Proni the Address of the Lynchburg
Democratic Cunvention.
Here then is an unqualified avowal by the
'democrats' themselves, that Gen. Taylor did
make a 'pledge' before the election, that if elec
ted he as WOULD bring about a CHANGE
If Gen. Taylor is fairly blintlicibitg to any
complaint, it is that he has been too tardy in
carrying out the above pledge. The Washing
ton Republic, in speaking of this matter, says
"At the period of the inauguration of Gen.
Taylor, there was not a single Whig holding the
appointment of minister at a foreign court, not
a Whig charge d'affairs, not a Whig consul, not
a Whig collector, surveyor, naval officer, or na
vy agent ; not a Whig marshall, land-office reg
ister, or receiver ; not a whig sub-treasure}; all
were Locofocos, and filled their offices by vir
tue of their Locofocoism. And this is the mon
strous injustice which the Locofocos insist that
Gen. Taylor shall prolong ! Did any body
ever imagine it possible for men to be so ini
pudent as to aslc such a thing?"
In classifying the different offices the .Reptib
lic' continues, ithot one-sixth part of the Post
masters in the union, of which there are 10,-
000, have yet been changed including reiiigrla
tions and all."
Now look at the mimbei of public offices still
in the hands of Locofocos; upwards of 30,000,
and then double the daily number of decapita
tions, and it will be seen that even at that rate,
should they continue during General Taylor's
entire term, theie would lie more Locofocos
than whips 'remaining in office, at the end of the
four years ! We say, therefore, that it is the
duty of the Whig party who elected Ueneral
Taylor, to demand of him that he immediately
commence to multiply the daily Locofoco re
morals Irom office, in order that the offices may
at least, be equalized between the two parties
as soon as possible, and Old Zack reliret from
the charge of being a mere partizan President.
Shaine, Shame.
Is there a respectable man in Bedford county
who approves of the gross and beastly attack
in the last Federal Gazette upon Gen. Tsvcoa
We do net believe there is one. If there is
one let us have his name. The following are
a few of the expressions found in an article oc
cupying about half a column in that little 7
by 9 :
" Gen. Ta'ylor came into the Presidential
Chair with a tie upon his lips."
He has an " unclean conscience."
He is "one of the most ignorant and reckless
Men ever elected to a responsible trust."
tie is a " mere man of straw."
Taylor is a fraud upon the Country'."
,6 He is despised for his treachery."
“He should be made to occupy the coil of a
prison instead of the Presidential mansion."
, g He has disgraced himself."
iVodld it be believed that the very man Who
prints these things of Gen. Taylor now, only
two years ago was anxious to take him from
the field of battle and place him in the Presi
dential chair, WITHOUT AN ELECTION"
--pronounced him a Democrat, and said that his
name was worthy to be associated with the
names of WASHINGTON and Jackson 1 Yet
such is the fact. Why this change / The only
reason for it is that he has removed a few-Lo
cofocos who were either defaulter?, dishonest
men, or had prostituted their offices to political
Purposes and insulted the Whigs who had any
business intercourse with theme Shame!
Shame !—Bedford Inquirer.
Tariff of 1846.
The Philadelphia Ledger, of the 31st ult.,
says , ‘The heavy import of goods that we no.:
ticed as coming forward by the arrival of every
steamer, foreshadows an active tall and Wa,ter
trade. The duties received at this port in all
June last, *ere $150,808, against $111,117 in
Juno last year—an increase of nearly one-third.
At New York the receipts show even a wider
increase, and the next steamship, now almost
due, will bring in a larger and more valuable
cargo than almost ever before. All this indi
cates increased activity in mercantile walks,
whatever the effect may be with the manatee- ,
Here is the reason, says the Reading Journal,
stated in a nutshell, why the manufacturing in
terests of this country languish. Our commer
cial cities are flooded with foreign goods, man
ufactured by the cheap labor afore/4n mechan
ics and artizans—and furnished at a cost fiir be.
low what our manufacturers can supply thew
for in this country.
So it will be until the Tariff of 1816 is re
pealed. As long as it continues to be the law
of the land we must be content to see our citi
zene suffer. How can it be otherwise?. Peo
ple will buy the cheapest article in the market,
and the consequence follows that as long 'as the
act of 1816 is in force, our railroads will be
constructed of British rails, and the British and
French goods, imported in large quantities, will
drive everything American out of the market.
Let tliose who feel the "hard times" think of
these things, and raise their voices against a
'system so ruinous to the best interests of the
Gen. Taylor's Tour.
Gen. Taylor, as we learn, was to have left
Washington on Thursday, the oth inst., and
proceed by way of Baltimore to York, in this
State. Thence he was to go to Lancaster, and
afterwards to Harrisburg, where he was expec
ted to arrive on Sathrday last. FroM Harris
burg, in company with Gov. Johnston, he will
pass over the miii 4 .and 'and western counties,
pausing at various idacei of inteiest, and espe :
cially Bedford Springs, and reach Pittsburg on
the 18th. After spending a day or twti in our
great Western emporium, he will visit some of
the Northern counties of Pennsylvania, and
thencO cross into New Yink and advatice fol. the
East. On his return he will stop in Philadel
phia long enough to enable the citizens to grat
ify the universal desire of seeing and conversing
with the hero of Buena Vista.
From the Baltimore Sun
At Washington, yesterday nfternobn, between
folly and live o'clock, all were on the stir to get
a sight of President Taylor, as he passed along
the Avenue to take his departure on his propo
sed tour to the North.
From the mansion to the railroad depbt, the
President was accompanied by Col. Bliss, Col.
Eaton, who was a member of the General's
Staff in Mexico, and his faithful attendant, Mr.
Lawrence Smith, who will continue with the
General through the tour.
Mr. Cole, the enterprising Master of Trans
portation of the Railroad Company, had con
nected to the regular train of cars, a large, new
and elegant car for the exclusive use of the
General. This, however, was respectfully de
clined and the President took his seat in COM
soon with other passengers.
Just before leaving, Col. Seaton,Mayor of
Washington, Hon. C. Whittlesey, ichard Wal
lach, Esq., U. S. Marshal; P. R. Pendell, U.
S. District Attorney; Monroe Robinson, Esq.,
Col. Mercer, of Virginia and family, entered
the car and personally tendered to the General
their warmest wishes that he might have a
pleasant journey and a safe return. Whilst
these gratifying attentions were progressing
within, a crowd of worthy citizens were formed
around the car, with kind feelings and equal
good wishes expressed on every countenance.
The President had no regular suite. Messrs.
Wallach, Pendell, Robinson, and a few other
gentlemen, however, concluded to take a pleas
ant ride in the same ear; and their presence con-
tributed to the general hilarity of the occasion.
During the trip the President was exceeding
ly cheerfulnearly the whole time was enga
ged in conversation with Col. Mercer and
Messrs. Robinson and Pendell. Ile remarked
that 4 4 he was going to visit the sovreigns, and
wished to do it in a very quiet way. 3 ' He was
Opposed to large assemblies of papple at this
season of the year, and e9pecially in View of ap
prehended sickness.
He had told some of his friends that he wns
also averse to parades in summer, unless there
was an enemy near. The weather was too op
pressive for men to be el/Lithe,' in uniform, with
knapsacks, to stand under arms to perform a
mere ceremony. His journey was not for po
litical purposes, by no means, but to take a
glands at the manufactories of the North, which
for some time he had been kindly and earnestly
invited to do. It was exceedingly gratifying
to hint to see people every where sociable and
happy. To all who evinced a disposition to con
verse, the President was prompt in replies, and
as kind as a venerable father in the midst a
family of juniors.
At each of the stopping-phices; he stepped
out and shook hands with those who were wait
ing to pay their respects to the Chief Magis
trate of the nation.
At the Relay House, nenr Baltimore, there
was a considerable crowd, and fine spirits pre
Upon the arrival of the train at the Mount
Clare Depot, the President was received by a
hearty "three times three" from a large con
course of citizens, among whom word the work
men from the various establishments in the vi
cinity, who had assembled for the purpose of
welcoming him to the city, as well aN to get a
sight of the old herci. He was escOrted by Mr.
Zetula Barnum of the City Hotel, to an elegant
coach drawn by four spirited horses, provided
by him fOr the occasion.
The carriage passed along the streets too
rapidly fOr the asseihblage to follow, and in
few moments they arrived at the City Hotel,
where at least one thousand .persons had assem
bled, who greeted the President with most en
thusiastic shouts and huzzas.
After taking tea, he again appeared upon the
portico, and addressed a few words to those as
sembled, remarking that he was much pleased
to see them, and hoped, mien his return, to have
the pleasure of shaking hands with the citizens
of the Monumental City.
In order to prepare ...1 fatigue of travel,
and the exciting scenes of to-day, among the
" bone and sinew" of the old Keystone State,
where he may expect some hearty grips of the
hand, the President retired early to a splendid
suit of apartments, prepared for him by the
proprietors. He will doubtless be out this mor
ning, as is his custom, by the "crack Of day,"
to take a view of our city before most of our
citizens have awoke from their morning naps.
The Philadelphia Ledger of Saturday con
tains the following despatches relative to his
movements :
BALrimonn, Aug. 10, 1810.
We learn from a despatch, received here this
evening, that General 'tayler accompanied by
Gov. Johnston and suit, reached York, Pa., at
1 o'clock, this afternoon. The General met
with the most enthusiastic reception. He re-
ceived the congratulations of the ladies and
gentlemen of the borough in the most affable
manner. Gov. Johnston made a speech which
was listened to with marked attention.
LANCASTBR, August 10-7 P. M.
• • -•-•
The city is astir, and the greatest anxiety and
enthusiarm prevail to catch a glimpse of tha
President, General Taylor, who is momentarily
expected to arrive. Ile will receive an enthu
siastic welcome. A large number of persons
are here from the surrounding ccnntry. As the
telegraph closes at seven o'clock, I will not be
able to send you any particulars of the recep
tion of the hero of the Mexican campaign.
most excellent vegetable is now coming into
season, we give the following recipe far preset
vingtomatoes for winter use.
, The tomato which has come into universal
use, and is deemed a luxury by almost every
one, may be preserved for winter use in the fol
lowing manner. When ripe, let them be pre
pared by stewing as for the table, and to the
liking; put them in small jams (1 quart) with
covers. Over the top put a piece of linen or
cotten cloth, which well cover, and press the
coves on; then pour into the cavity melted
mutton tallow, and keep them in a cool and dry
place in the cellar until required for use. They
need only be warmed to serve them for the ta
ble. Small jars should be used, for the reason
that when exposed to the air they soon ferment."
Whig Platform
"Our readers will bear us evidence
that we have endeavored to present the
slavery extension question, fairly and
candidly. We have stated what every
person knows to be true, that every whig
member of Congress from the free States
would vote in favor of excluding slave
ry from the territories of the Union, and
would exercise his talents and influence
to effect such a r'esult. We know of no
Whig paper in the free States that does
not stand uncompromisingly upon the
platform of the non-extension of slavery.
.We know of no Whig that does not.—
We now believe that a large proportion
Of the Democratic Congressmen from
the free States will take the same posi
tion. There are members from Indi
ana, Illinois, and Michigan who will go
against freedom;
while on the other
hand, there are Whig methbers from
slave States, who will vote for it. Mr.
Clay we believe will, so will the two
Whig Senators from Delaware, and Mr.
Boustoni the Representative of that gal
lant State has always voted for It. There
is no doubt that Gen. Taylor will affix
his signature to a bill containing the
' proviso. We look 'upon the further ex
tension of slavery upon this Continent
as a moral impossibility!"
Such is the language of the Boston
Atlas in a well-timed article upon the
slavery question, and it expresses the
views and sentiments of the whole par
ty of the North—views never concealed
and sentiments in support of which no
considerations can swerve them. The
Whig party of the North will never yield
their consent to the extension of slavery
into new territory.
Tremendous Flood.
A correspondent of the lit. Sterling
Whig, writing from Licking Station,
Morgan county, Ky., under date of the
13th ult,, says:
"I write to inform you of the terrible
destruction of the property, &c., by the
late flood in this neighborhood, which
was almost entirely confined to two
creeks the Middle and Johnson's Fork
of Licking river. The farms are liter
ally torn up, fencing all gone in the bot
toms, houses washed away, horses, cat
tle, swine, &c., drowned, and the inhab
itants barely escaping with their lives,
some by swimming ashore, and others
by clinging to the tops of their houses.
So far as heard from, no person drowned.
Never, in the recollection of the oldest
inhabitance, ha's this section been visit- I
ed with such a tremendous flood. The
whole country on these creeks is one
continual scene of desolation, and the
inhabitants look like spectres among the
ruins. The crops, that looked so fine
and promising, are all swept away, and
the want and destitution will be sever
ely felt."
FIRES.—In the northern portion of the
State of New York they have experienc
ed an unprecedented drought—and fires
have broken out, dnstroyirig large tracts
of wood land and in many places, houses
barns; crops, etc. In one township,
Bombay, at least 20 houses and 20 barns
have been destroyed. Near Fort Cov
ington, the elegant house and barn of
D. S. McMillen were destroyed, and
the villages of Hogansburg and Fort
Covington only saved by a sudden
change of wind. Near Plattsburgh
fields of oats and buckwheat,lets of cord
wood and timber have been destroyed.
In Clayton Barrett's saw mill, shingle
machine, with lumber, etc. were burned.
At Pillar's Point, near Sackett's Harbor
several barns, and in short this portion
of the state appears to be scourged in
an awful manlier. The suffering must
be intense. There hdd been no rain for
over 5 weeks and most of that time the
thermometer at 89 to 95 in the shade.
ican Ccnsul writing from Tangiers, in
Morocco, observes :
"There are three Sabbath in each
week. The Moors or Molmniodans, keep
Friday, the Jews Saturday ; and the
Chtistiens Sanday. But the Sabbaths
of the Moors sad deice ore mere feast
days, given up to feasting and frolick
ing, and frequently to all Manner of li
centiousness ; and yet so strict arc the
Jews in non-essentials—in mere forms
and ceremorties—thut they dare not
touch a particle of fire on their Sabbath
—not even a lighted candle—lest they
should commit the unpardonable sin."
Cholera Despatches.
Now YORK, Aug 10.—The Sanitary Commit
tee of the Board of lleaßh report, for the 24
hours ending at noon to-day, 105 cusos of chole
ra, and 51 deaths.
CmciNsATl, August 10.—At the meeting of
the Board of Healtti yedterday, the cemeteries
repotted, for the three days ending noon, 80 in
terments; 19 from cholera, and 70 from other
Pirrsunaa, Aug. 10.--The Board, at noon
yesterday, reported for the preceding 21 hours,
two cases of cholera.
Sr. Louis, Aug. 10.—Thu cholera has entire
ly disappeared from the towns on the Missouri
river. A slight increase of the epidemic has
been visible in this city during the last few days,
but not to a dangerous extent. There is a strung
movement on foot to einablish the gearantine
laws at this port. The weather it very wet.
Ilosrots, Aug. 10.—Twelve deaths by chole
ra have been reported during the past 21 hours.
There are now 21 cholera cases ut the hospital.
PROVIDENCE, R. 1., Aug 10.--There were
six cases of cholera and tour deaths by cholera
In Philadelphia the disease has almost disap
peared. Two or three deaths are now the daily
reports. We understand that one case occur
red at Ilarrishurg last week, but did not prove
Mitt he irSatl liaßtnn
The Boston pipers contain glowing accounts
of the enthusiastic reception given Father Math
ew, the Great Apostle of Temperance, by the
people of that city on Tuesday last. Upwards
of 20,000 people are said to hait assembled on
the Common, who greeted his arrival with
hearty and prolonged cheering. Gov. Briggs
addressed the worthy champion of the temper
ance cause in a brief speech, in which he wel
comed him to Boston as an Irishman, and ns ti
Christian Philanthropist, who had done more
than ttny other man for the promotion of tem
perance among the people, and whose name was
respected by all Americans.
Father Mathew responded to Gov. Briggs in
substance as follows :
Beloved citizens of Eoator.—noble people of
Massachusetts, and dearly beloved countrymen.
I regret that you have not heard the excellent
address of His Excellency, Gov. Briggs—which
was ohe of the most eloquent I have heard. I
am lost in admiration of what I have seen since
I entered the glorious State. Beauty upon beau.
ty has crowded upon me, until I am reminded
of the story of the miser who discovered a
fountain (rum which there issued seven streams
of liquid gold, and the only sour.° of regret he
had was that while he was securing it at one
millet, at the six it Wan running to waste. I
will adopt the counsel I would have given the
Miser, to leave the streamlete and go to the
source. I will not spend words In praising the
scenery which I have witnessed, but will praise
the source of this beauty—the noble people of
Boston and .of the State of Massachusetts...,
They must be possessed of every virtue. In
nearly every State some one virtue will be
found eminent—but it seems as though the peo
ple of Boston blendeil all the virtueii and exhib
ited a perfect picture of the virtues of every
nation and people.
I have long desired an opportunity of address.:
ing yod, to express to you the gratitude of my
heart, and to repay a part of that debt which the
miserable people of Ireland owe to the peopla
of this great State. You were the first to send
i ie
a vessel of war n mission of charity to mylat
suffering country, and I was the almoner in part
of your bounty. I never distributed a pound of
the food you sent us without humbly and fer
vently invoking the blessing of the Father of
mercies upon the generous donors.
I witnessed with much pleasure this great
assemblage—not as a compliment to myself--
but as a tribute paid to yirtue and the h.!.
. -
cause of Temperance, which I am 1,44
triumphant in Boston. But while
mused your festivities, there has b ,
wanting to complete toy own happ;
heart was in Ire and I saw her
of my countrymen enjoying every LieFsing:
der the wings of the American Eagle, I could
but wish that the tens of thousands of my Un
happy countrymen who are in want and misery
at home, were here present with you to-day, to
share these blessings. My happiness would lie
complete if the wish could be gratified, and I
trust my mission to America will beproductivu
of one good result. I wish that I might be
able to induce them to leave their unhappy
—I might almost say doomed countryand
come here and enjoy peace and plenty.
I regret—not so much on my own acconnt ,
that I have not the energy, the strength and el- 7
oquence, that I once had—but I do not com
plain. I glory in my infirmities, which were
produced by my exertions in the cause of Tem
. -
I thank your ExCellency, with my whole
heart, for the kind welcome yuu have extended
to me on this occasion, and I wish you every
blessing that is or can be enjoyed, in this great,
generous and free country.
Father Mathew took his seat amid the reite
rated shouts of applause by the whole multi.
A temperance song, composed for the occa
sion, was song, and several temperance addresii
es Were delivered by distinguished speakers;
who occupied the stand until six o'clock, at
which Father Mathew took leave of the assem
blage, and returned to his lodgings at the Adams
House, and the Vast concourse of people quietly
et Mathew is performing wonders in
Boston. On Sunday week ho is said to
have administered the pledge , to up;4ll,
wards of three thousand five hundred
persons, and since his visit to the City
his list numbers between ten and twelves
thousand. The Post says that whild,
administering the pledge ton groupe of
his countrymen ; among Whom were twd
or three "hard-looking subjects," the
Worthy father gave them the following
good advice :
. "Keep clear," said he, "of intoxicating
drink and you will soon be in better
plight. Save yr - Wr money, and go west.
where land is cheap, and the hand of
than is wanted. While you are in the
habit of intemperance, you often drink
up the value of an acre of land in a night.
So keep sober, lay up your money, and
this part of the country, where
the labor market is overstocked."
'wo old gentlemen of our acquain
tance were complimenting each other on
their habits of temperance.
"Did you ever, neighbor," said one 4
"see me with more than 1 could carryl"
"No, indeed," was the reply, "not I.
But I have seen you When 1 thought you
had bettor have gone twice after it."
Pyrrsiicrto, August 10.
Orders have been issued by Major General
Robinson, directing the brigade in this city to
cooperate with the Citizens of Allegheny , coun
ty, on the occasion of the reception of General'
Taylor and Governor Johnston, which take.
pface on the 18th inst.
In Harrisburg, on the Sth inst., Jour; BUFFING
TON, 0051 of 'l'. W. and I:: S. Buffington, agett
about three years.
PHILADELPHIA, August 10, 1819.
PLoutt.—The flour market fluctuates little ini
prices--common western brands old flour are ,
selling at $4,73 a 01,87, and 05 a 0,124 ie giv
en for treats ground. Extra and fancy bran&
are held at $3,12 a $0,20. Rye flour is in fair'
demand at $3 a 03/12
CORN MEAL.— Penn'a has advanced, with
sales at $3 ; Brandywine is held at $ 3 , 1 24 J .
WHlCAT. — Prilllt/ Pennsylvania reds are held)
at $l,lO a $1,12, and white at $l,lO a 01,16.
RYE-19 in moderate request at 08 a GPc.
Coate.—Sules of yellow corn at 02 a ti ic pa? 4,
bushel of 00 lbs.; white is worth GOc.
OAT .—Southern oats are held at 28 a 31e
Pann'a at 33 a 31c.
Waisakr.-111 of l j r ,, in blals